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Photo of the Day: Sunbathing in Japan

A cat relaxes in the sun in Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on April 18, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)
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A cat relaxes in the sun in Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on April 18, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)

Interview: Genre-Bending Japanese Novelist on 'Political' Writing, Post-Fukushima

Writer Hideo Furukawa, one of the contributors to the fourth edition (2014) of the literary journal
Arts

One of Japan's most lauded authors explains why genre distinctions don't concern him and how the March 2011 disaster made him realize he's a "political" writer. In-person at Asia Society New York May 3.

Photo of the Day: Out for a Stroll in Japan

A line of horses follow each other out for a stroll in Abira, Japan on March 2, 2014. (MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr)
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A line of horses follow each other out for a stroll in Abira, Japan on March 2, 2014. (MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Canopy of Blossoms in Japan

A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)
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A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)

Watch: Deputy Sec. of State Calls Focusing on Asia 'Great Challenge of Our Time'

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns speaks at Asia Society New York during the Asia Society Policy Institute's formal launch event on April 8, 2014. (Ellen Waldrop/Asia Society)
Policy

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns said that whether the United States can maintain its focus on Asia amid competing pressures in the international arena will be “the great challenge of our time."

Watch: Experts on Why the US Needs to Reframe its 'Pivot' to Asia

Cui Tiankai, China's Ambassador to the U.S., responds to a question during a panel discussion at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Whether true or not, a U.S. rebalance toward the Asian region “was perceived first as a military type engagement to contain certain other countries in Asia that were growing,” said experts at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday.

Watch: Henry Kissinger on Cooperation and Power in U.S.-Asia Relations

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger in conversation with Zhu Min, IMF Deputy Managing Director at the Asia Society Policy Institute's launch event on April 8, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said conflict is "not excluded" from relations within Asia but relations between large countries will evolve toward cooperation.

Photo of the Day: Bursting With Blossoms in Japan

Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Okazaki, Japan on March 19, 2014. (David A. LaSpina/Flickr)
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Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Okazaki, Japan on March 19, 2014. (David A. LaSpina/Flickr)

Interview: Business Reporter Says China's Opportunities 'Could Just Be Taking Off'

(Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

"The long-awaited Chinese consumption boom could finally be approaching," journalist Gwynn Guilford tells Asia Blog. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, March 25.

Book Excerpt: 'Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival' by David Pilling

Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling, author of
Policy

An excerpt from David Pilling's new book relates his immersion, at age 37, in Japanese culture and customs. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.